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Sounds Of Soul Visit Boston

By: Brennan Carley

Countless Top-40 stations herald Bruno Mars as the long awaited soul revivalist the country has been waiting for since the 1970s, but Fitz and the Tantrums proved that they are much more suited for the job during their raucous concert on Friday night. There was a harmonious and wholly enjoyable set that incorporated influences from the past while paving a new musical road.

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Mylo Xyloto’ Has Immediacy, But Lacks Staying Power

By: Brennan Carley

Some bands spend a grueling amount of time in the studio because they wish to create an album of the utmost perfection, a sonic revelation that will appease fans and critics alike while making strides in the field of music. Others, however, are perfectly content to stick to the sound that had millions flocking to them in the first place.

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Anatomy Of Horror

By: Darren Ranck, Brennan Carley, Charlotte Parish

            “What’s your favorite scary movie?” It’s a question that never gets old during the Halloween season, and everyone has their answer. 

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Independent Frame of Mind

By: Brennan Carley

On Monday morning, the venerable New York Times food critic Sam Sifton, an elegant and gripping writer whose reviews quickly became a staple of my Wednesday mornings, traded his position for the more prestigious national editor.

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Gallagher Sticks To His Guns On Solo Debut ‘High Flying Birds’

By: Brennan Carley

To the casual music listener, the name Noel Gallagher most likely elicits warm memories of the Oasis hit “Wonderwall.” The band, formed in 1991 in rainy Manchester, England, has become more commonly known for the bickering between the two front-men, Gallagher and his brother Liam. After several shutdowns and brawls, Oasis finally split for good in 2009. All of the band members except for Noel regrouped as Beady Eye and released their debut album earlier this year.

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Finding A New ‘Friday Night Lights’

By: Brennan Carley

“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose,” Jason Katim shouted with tears in his eyes from the stage of the Emmy’s last month. It was moments after accepting the award for Best Writing in a Drama Series for Friday Night Lights, his tearjerker of a drama that for five rewarding seasons maintained a small but devoted audience who knew the show as the best of the bunch. It was wildly entertaining and packed pointed writing into a show that was never really about football.

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A Donald In The Rough

By: Brennan Carley

Although actors who rap are not an anomaly in today’s multifaceted world of entertainment, Donald Glover has, in a seemingly swift amount of time, amassed both critical and mass adulation behind both of his careers.

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